Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn was born on 20 November 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia. As a boy, he performed with the band The Dungeon Family. During his time with the group, Wilburn adopted a pseudonym “Future.”
In 2010, Wilburn signed a contract with A1 Recordings, which helped him on his way to success. In May, he released the debut mixtape 1000. Shortly, another mixtape, Kno Mercy, came out. In 2011, the rapper released six mixtapes, including one with Gucci Mane and two more with Stuey Rock. At the end of the year, he signed a contract with a large label Epic Records.
In January 2012, Future released one more mixtape Astronaut Status. He recorded it together with such artists as Gucci Mane, Ludacris, Rocko, and Young Jeezy. The album reached the 50th position of Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
In April 2012, the rapper finally released his debut LP, Pluto. It earned good reviews from the critics and reached the 8th spot on Billboard 200. Besides, it climbed to high spots on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums. Eventually, the LP earned a gold certification from RIAA.